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New Episode: Jonathan Evans

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS Southeast member Jonathan Evans. President and COO of Lithium Americas Corp. Listen for insights on the lithium industry, supply chain resilience, the AUKUS Alliance, and more. 

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BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser

BENS Policy/Projects

Our Work

BENS builds teams of members with the skills and expertise needed to meet our government partners' objectives and deliver results.

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Stanley Weiss

Celebrating Our Founder

Stanley A. Weiss: 1926–2021

The visionary leader who founded BENS in 1982, beginning a new era for public-private cooperation in national security, has passed away at the age of 94.

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How We Work

We work to deliver results through varied methods, including round table discussions, red teaming, and focused working groups.

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21st Century Workforce

Recruiting and retaining a competitive and representative workforce.

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National Security Enterprise Management

Building a modern and efficient national security infrastructure.

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Maintaining a Competitive Edge

Harnessing commercial technology and public-private engagement in the national interest.

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5G GUIDE TO SECURE ADOPTION BY BUSINESS

Technology & Innovation Council envisions a culture of security mindedness toward 5G rollout.

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BENS Leadership Report |
Fall 2020

A compendium of experiences and impact BENS members made in 2020.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT |
A STRATEGY FOR GREAT POWER COMPETITION

This guide provides best practices to recruit, develop, and retain top talent.

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Energy Grid Resilience Report

Four state-level approaches for grid resiliency that would lead to a more resilient national grid if applied across the country.

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BUSINESS LEADERS HONOR GENERAL JOHN W. RAYMOND,
GWYNNE SHOTWELL WITH 2021 EISENHOWER AWARDS

NEW YORK, NY—Members of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and guests from across the nation gathered Wednesday, November 3 for its presentation of the fall 2021 Eisenhower Awards. The event honored extraordinary Americans in General John W. Raymond of the United States Space Force and Gwynne Shotwell of SpaceX.

BENS President and CEO, retired Army General Joseph Votel, congratulated the membership on a year of progress and impact assisting the organization’s government partners. Votel also welcomed special guests in attendance including groups of midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, currently studying space engineering and physics disciplines.

Votel thanked the honorees for their commitment to advancing U.S. security throughout their remarkable careers of service and innovation. This year’s honorees, Votel said, reflect the spirit of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vision of national security as the work of a whole society. 

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George Knost III

MORE OF THE BENS Podcast: GEORGE KNOST III

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS Texas member George Knost III. Owner and President of Arkel International, an infrastructure and technical services company helping organizations, governments, and militaries work successfully in the world’s most austere and remote locations. With a 60+ year history of working overseas building plants, providing construction and power generation, logistical and life support, Arkel goes where others cannot or will not. Throughout the conversation, we get insight into George's perspective on climate change, battling corruption, managing in developing markets, and what brought him to BENS.

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